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Schools: Sandwell

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much capital spending there was on (a) schools and (b) children’s centres in Sandwell in each of the last 20 years. (286380)

The information is as follows.

(a) Support for capital investment in schools in Sandwell is shown in the table. Information prior to 1996-97 is not held centrally.

Schools (£ million)

1996-97

3.4

1997-98

5

1998-99

3.4

1999-2000

4.6

2000-01

127.3

2001-02

10.2

2002-03

20.4

2003-04

20.2

2004-05

20

2005-06

17.6

2006-07

16.7

2007-08

15

2008-09

14.1

1 Includes a PFI project of £17 million

In addition, Sandwell has a Building Schools for the Future (BSF) wave 3 project with an indicative allocation of £137.2 million of conventional funding and £62.9 million of PFI credits.

Sandwell has a further BSF wave 5 project at planning stage. Allocations have also been made for traditionally procured academies of £24.4 million in 2002-03 and £57 million in 2006-07.

(b) Support for capital investment on Children’s Centres in Sandwell is shown in the table.

Children’s Centres (£ million)

1999-2005

4.8

2005-06

3.2

2006-07

5.0

2007-08

2.1

2008-11

1.3

A breakdown for the years 1999 to 2005 is not available as the funding was provided as a single capital allocation through the Sure Start Local Programme. Please note the total allocation for the current spending period (2008-11) has been provided as the 2008-09 audited spend data are not yet available.